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Poster: Angelo Date: Dec 3, 2002 11:06am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

I just made an hour long documentary using quite a bit of Prelinger footage.
I used cleaner to change the files to quicktime, then dumped to tape and I was really happy with the results.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Dec 3, 2002 8:50pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

if you are up for posting the resulting documentary, and it is vaguely appropriate for it to be in a "library", then we would be up for serving the movie from our servers.

let us know.

-brewster

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Poster: Angelo Date: Dec 4, 2002 10:15am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

Hi Brewster,

I'd love to do that. The movie is called "Fed UP!" by the way. It's about genetic engineering and industrial agriculture. Rick has seen it. I have an MPEG1 version of the movie that's just under 600 mb.
Currently it's showing on Free Speech TV (available on the Dish Network) It's showing every day through the 8th, then more sporadically for the next 6 months.
A trailer is currenly online at http://www.wholesomegoodness.org/trailer.htm

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Poster: ecn Date: Jan 14, 2003 11:38pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

Angelo -- I watched your trailer and thought it was great. I've been trying to dump footage to tape for a similar project, but haven't been able to do it as well as you did -- would you mind sharing the wisdom as to how you converted to quicktime, etc?

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Poster: Angelo Date: Jan 15, 2003 3:18am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

Hi,

I used cleaner 5.02 to convert the movies to quicktime. Below is from the FAQ on the internet archive site.
This is based on the method I used. Some people are using quicktime pro to do this also. I haven't used that method.
You can also use an MPEG decoder card (I haven't tried that either)

You can Re-encode Mpeg2 movies to
quicktime for FinalCut Pro using Cleaner5.0.2 using the following
settings. There is no de-interlacing, so you don't lose anything. The files increase in size 10 fold, so make sure
you have enough HD space. This procedure gives you quicktime movies suitable for use with final cut.

Cleaner 5 -- if you don't have 5.0.2, you can download.0.2 from the terran.com site.
- output > quicktime, .mov
- tracks > process everything
- image > image size constrain to 720*480, display size normal, do not deinterlace, field dominance-SHIFT
DOWN
- encode > apple DV-ntsc codec, millions of colors, spatial quality 100%, frame rate, same as source
- Audio > we're still not sure about which is best. start with mono, 48kb, experiment.

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Poster: Robert Penn Date: Mar 9, 2003 6:39am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

Angelo,
I want to use Prelinger footage in a documentary. However, I can't get the film to download to my computer. I've tried it with IE and with Netscape. I'm working alone and not technically savvy enough to know how to check to see if I have a firewall in operation or to know how to change to a better ftp to see if that will help. Can you please suggest a way to download a film. After I achieve that, I'll try your way for getting the footage into FCP3
Thanks.
Robert

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Mar 10, 2003 1:45pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

try using smartftp (it is freely available from www.download.com).

-brewster

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Poster: Robert Penn Date: Mar 11, 2003 8:33pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: documentary using prelinger footage

Thanks for the suggestion. However, I went to download.com and did not find a listing for Smart FTP on the FTP page. Could it have an additional name, such as MacSFTP (OSX)?